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    Cassandra Lane
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Facing it:

Have simply run out of all bookshelf space, floor space and other flat surfaces on which to stack books, yet the list for new reads keeps growing🤓🤪 Must build onto house. Or move. 📚 
#books
#reading
#library
#nospace
Facing it: Have simply run out of all bookshelf space, floor space and other flat surfaces on which to stack books, yet the list for new reads keeps growing🤓🤪 Must build onto house. Or move. 📚 #books  #reading  #library  #nospace 
#Motherson date! Continuing my research on #NewOrleansinLA, I took the kiddo to a #NOLA institution since 1969: @haroldandbellesrestaurant.

Ran into old friends from the leadership team at @Child360, formerly LAUP. 
Second question after “Oh my goodness, how are you guys??!”...”What’d you eat?” Peppered lunch with flips through “Treme,” stories and recipes of New Orleans by @LolisElie. May add a few new items to Thursday’s menu. Looking for inspiration, cause I’m not feeling the cooking bug yet. 😕

#JeffersonPark
#LouisianainLA
#oysters
#ThanksgivingWeek
#poboys
#gumbo
#creoleturkey
#cajunturkey
#Motherson  date! Continuing my research on #NewOrleansinLA , I took the kiddo to a #NOLA  institution since 1969: @haroldandbellesrestaurant. Ran into old friends from the leadership team at @Child360, formerly LAUP. Second question after “Oh my goodness, how are you guys??!”...”What’d you eat?” Peppered lunch with flips through “Treme,” stories and recipes of New Orleans by @LolisElie. May add a few new items to Thursday’s menu. Looking for inspiration, cause I’m not feeling the cooking bug yet. 😕 #JeffersonPark  #LouisianainLA  #oysters  #ThanksgivingWeek  #poboys  #gumbo  #creoleturkey  #cajunturkey 
I ordered my Citral Shea Whipped Body Butter from Nicki Rivers recently, and I am obsessed. It's silky and intoxicating. I'm addicted to lemongrass period, and love having a soft, lightweight body butter that spreads the scent of lemongrass, grounded by the scent of coconut, into my skin!

I know my girl Nicki from when we lived in New Orleans. I know her as a jazz singer who pours perfect velvet melodies into our ears, but her talents are many, including visual art and, now, body magic... Check her out! @nrivers92 
citralshea.myvolusion.com/

#lemongrass
#bodybutter
#sheabutter
#coconutoil
#handmade
#smoothskin
#jazzsinger
#Alabamagirl
I ordered my Citral Shea Whipped Body Butter from Nicki Rivers recently, and I am obsessed. It's silky and intoxicating. I'm addicted to lemongrass period, and love having a soft, lightweight body butter that spreads the scent of lemongrass, grounded by the scent of coconut, into my skin! I know my girl Nicki from when we lived in New Orleans. I know her as a jazz singer who pours perfect velvet melodies into our ears, but her talents are many, including visual art and, now, body magic... Check her out! @nrivers92 citralshea.myvolusion.com/ #lemongrass  #bodybutter  #sheabutter  #coconutoil  #handmade  #smoothskin  #jazzsinger  #Alabamagirl 
#BlackCoffee on #Broadway in #LA. “It’s driving me crazy, this waitin’ for my baby...to maybe come around.” 🎶 
#trafficstories
#jazzandLA
#kjazz
In @mamasunshinetreasures shop, there is a little backroom made of wood, exposed brick and tin. It’s lit only by candles. Swaths of cloth drape the ceiling, hanging stars and moons above you. 
Placing her warm hand on your arm, Mama Sunshine leads you into this cocoon, this oasis, sits you down at an old-fashioned washbowl and loves on your scalp and Locs with her healing hands, oils, herbal shampoos.

She baptizes your crown using fresh jugs of warm, then ice-cold water that take your breath away in opposite satisfaction. During the warm rinse, your pores spread open like newborn babies’ mouths, and you exhale. In the cold rinse, those same pores shrink in shock and you inhale sharply before relaxing, your senses tingling and alive as tango music from the studio next door reverberates off the tin walls. The wood walls catch and hold the bass. “Don’t ever leave,” your body whispers.

#locs
#naturalhair 
#washday
#tango
#Inglewood
#woodshack
#selfcare
In @mamasunshinetreasures shop, there is a little backroom made of wood, exposed brick and tin. It’s lit only by candles. Swaths of cloth drape the ceiling, hanging stars and moons above you. Placing her warm hand on your arm, Mama Sunshine leads you into this cocoon, this oasis, sits you down at an old-fashioned washbowl and loves on your scalp and Locs with her healing hands, oils, herbal shampoos. She baptizes your crown using fresh jugs of warm, then ice-cold water that take your breath away in opposite satisfaction. During the warm rinse, your pores spread open like newborn babies’ mouths, and you exhale. In the cold rinse, those same pores shrink in shock and you inhale sharply before relaxing, your senses tingling and alive as tango music from the studio next door reverberates off the tin walls. The wood walls catch and hold the bass. “Don’t ever leave,” your body whispers. #locs  #naturalhair  #washday  #tango  #Inglewood  #woodshack  #selfcare 
First #middleschool orientation for 2019-20.

Middle-school parents...we’re an...interesting lot.🤣🤣🤣🙏🏾 #schoolsearch
#multilayered
#blackmoms
#blackparents
#blacksons
#itscomplicated...but shouldn’t be?
#educationinLA
#parentinginLA
#PressDay treat: Getting a new (reissued) book gem in the @laparentmag mail to review.

It’s the 20th anniversary of #TheSkinImIn by #SharonGFlake.

@disneybooks
#printday
#December
#editors
#writers
Late 20s. In my New Orleans home, where I once said to my mate: “I will never leave this city. I promise you that. You will have to drag me from here.” Portrait by the one and only Ric Francis— former partner, forever friend.

#NewOrleans
#photographers
#NewYorkmen
#Louisianawomen
#woodfloors
#hardheads
#promises
#brokenpromises
#portraits
#lifeportraits
Lynell George, reading a resonating essay about the impact of this city’s sprawling geography on friendships. “Let’s meet in the middle.” But where is the middle?

Awesome night of #storytelling and #marionette #puppetry as part of #Honk at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater.

#friendship
#LA
#traffic
#urbanplanning
#streetcar
#LAHistory
#cars
The show is about to begin!

#Honk! featuring @wanderingfoot and @bobbakermarionettes!

#storytelling
#anightofstories
Aw, Mama, you shouldn’t have...a new #writingshed just for me on your property? You are too too kind! 😍😚😚🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 @pcoar60 🤣🤣🤣 #sheshed
#hideaway
#Florida
#swings
#porch
This!!!! Posted @withrepost • @occupydemocrats Republican policies are a failure, PERIOD. 
Follow Occupy Democrats for more!
This!!!! Posted @withrepost • @occupydemocrats Republican policies are a failure, PERIOD. Follow Occupy Democrats for more!
It often feels like we say bye more than hi. Before another day begins, a moment from last night brings me a smile. “We’re all in black!” I said after a long day away. We had 30 mins together before evening classes called. The littlest one was supposed to snap a photo, but tricked us and hit record.

In these times, I’d like to hit pause and rewind.

#FamilyinBlack
#hitpause
#rewind
It often feels like we say bye more than hi. Before another day begins, a moment from last night brings me a smile. “We’re all in black!” I said after a long day away. We had 30 mins together before evening classes called. The littlest one was supposed to snap a photo, but tricked us and hit record. In these times, I’d like to hit pause and rewind. #FamilyinBlack  #hitpause  #rewind 
This happened!!! My #heartniece is here!

She was the #babyshower #baby @awriterslyfe and I celebrated for mom and writer sis @lacoya_kg.

We loved her already. To hold her on this side is pure heaven.

#babies
#newborn
#inlove
When you want #dinnerforbreakfast but somebody messed that dream up for you.🤬 #cornbreadthief